Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
March 20, 2014   
LRNow Events:

March 26 -- City Open House to discuss Flood Maps -- 6-8 PM

April 5 -- Oyster Roast Volunteer Signup will go out

April 11 -- Donate items to our Oyster Roast Auction

April 12 -- River Cleanup

April 26 -- 12th Annual Oyster Roast

May 15 --6-7 PM -- Spat Catcher Workshop

12th Annual Oyster Roast 
Saturday, April 26th
Buy your tickets today. 
Community Events:
Energy Training for businesses, property managers, churches and others.  The City of Virginia Beach is launching a new energy training program.  Monthly sessions will be held at the Oberndorf Central Library. 
Attendees will be taught how to measure energy performance, water use, utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions.  Information will be available on how to improve performance and reduce energy consumption. To register, call 757-385-5663 or go to
Training Dates:
April 21, May 19, June 16.  All sessions are 3-5 PM

Spat Catcher
spat catchers
Save the date for our next Spat Catcher Workshop on May 15th.  More details will be available soon.
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River Cleanup
Saturday, April 12, 9- Noon 

Come out to our next river cleanup Saturday, April 12th, join in the fun and feel good about contributing to a cleaner river.  This will be our first water based cleanup of the season.  We will meet at the Green Lodge Moose Run at 1045 Lynnhaven Parkway.  We will put in our kayaks and canoes behind the building and clean up trash along the nearby tributaries.  Call 757-962-5398 or email for more information or to sign up. 

Access to a canoe or kayak is required.  There may be extra seats, or openings for a couple of people to do a land-based cleanup.

Cleanups are held the second Saturday of each month throughout the year.  Mark your calendar now to help out.  If you are aware of an area of the river that needs a cleanup, please let us know.  Also, if your business would like to be a sponsor of one of our cleanups, please contact us. 

Call for Oyster Roast Auction Items

Can you or your company donate a gift basket or gift certificate?  Do you make jewelry using local shells?  Pottery or glass with a nautical theme?  Paint scenery of the Lynnhaven  River?  Could you donate a week at your vacation home?  A cruise on the Lynnhaven?   
Please consider donating to LRNow's Oyster Roast Silent Auction.

We will be accepting tax
deductible auction contributions now through April 11th.  Email for more information or call 757-962-5398.

Thank you for considering a donation to our Oyster Roast auction! 
City Open House to Discuss New Flood Maps 
Wednesday, March 26, 6:00-8:00 PM
Building 19, Municipal Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released updates to the flood maps, know as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for the the City of Virginia Beach. 
The City will hold a Flood Risk Open House on the updates in Building 19, 2416 Courthouse Drive, in the Municipal Center on Wednesday, March 26, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Property owners are encouraged to learn more about their risk for flooding and view the updates shown on the preliminary maps.  City staff will be available to answer flood risk questions and explain the preliminary maps using interactive flood maps fro those attending.  Additional information is also available at 

Residents with questions can contact Rebecca Lear, CFM, at 757-385-1948 or

Happy Spring Equinox

This seal was sunning himself on the beach at Crab Creek on the Lynnhaven last week.